Microsoft delivers a light Patch Tuesday for June
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Microsoft this week released 49 updates (including two recent additions) on Patch Tuesday with no reported zero-day flaws, public disclosures, or newly released working exploits for the Microsoft ecosystem. This came as welcome news and is paired with low-risk changes to Microsoft Office. The company’s development platforms saw minor updates to Visual Studio, and both SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange were patch free for the month. The team at Readiness has provided a useful infographic outlining the risks associated with each of the updates.  Known issues  Each ..read more
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Everything Apple Intelligence will do for you (so far)
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While the arrangement between OpenAI and Apple is attracting a lot of attention, Apple has put together a sizable number of its own large language model (LLM) tools that will run on a compatible device or in its secure cloud, Private Cloud Compute.  Apple Vice President Craig Federighi calls Apple Intelligence, “the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models right at the core of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.” To achieve this, it draws on what your device knows about you and on-device intelligence, or, where necessary, in the cloud via the highly secure ..read more
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Download our AI as a service (AIaaS) enterprise buyer’s guide
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From the editors of Computerworld, this enterprise buyer’s guide helps IT staff understand what the various AI-as-a-service (AIaaS) options can do for their organizations and how to choose the right solution ..read more
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What is Tor Browser? Software for protecting your identity online
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Tor Browser definition The Tor Browser is a web browser that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network, making it easy to protect your identity online. If you’re investigating a competitor, researching an opposing litigant in a legal dispute, or just think it’s creepy for your ISP or the government to know what websites you visit, then the Tor Browser might be the right solution for you. A few caveats: Browsing the web over Tor is slower than the clearnet, and some major web services block Tor users. Tor Browser is also illegal in authoritarian regimes that want to prevent citizen ..read more
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Microsoft delays Recall launch amid privacy concerns
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Microsoft has decided to delay the full launch of its controversial Recall feature following criticism over data privacy and security, with access given to a smaller group of Windows users first. The generative AI (genAI) powered Recall feature records “snapshots” of a user’s screen every five seconds to provide a searchable log of actions going back three months. It is one of the flagship features for a range of Copilot+ PCs that promise to bring new genAI features to Windows. The PCs are set to launch next week. While some have noted the potential benefits of the feature, security and priva ..read more
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X marks the (porn) spot
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I’ve no problem with porn per se. After all, as the musical Avenue Q pointed out, “The Internet is for Porn.” But, when X/Twitter decided it would let people “share consensually produced and distributed adult nudity or sexual behavior,” I wonder if company execs really thought it out.  We know why the company is doing this — it’s been losing money hand over fist. No matter how owner Elon Musk and CEO Linda Yaccarino try to twist the numbers, the social network is still bleeding money. It’s hard to make a profit when you’re paying $300 million a quarter to st ..read more
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Android widgets gone wild
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Every now and then, I stumble onto an Android enhancement so cool, so clever, so frickin’ useful that I just can’t help but smile. Today, my fellow Android-appreciating aardvark, is one of those days. This latest revelation stems from the launch of a new connected-device control widget Google announced last month and then started making available to the masses last week, as we discussed in my Android Intelligence newsletter on Friday. But while that widget’s arrival sparked this thinking in my warped and water-logged mammal-noggin, it’s a setup you could apply just as easily to any Android wi ..read more
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Apple now offers a complete AI ecosystem
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When you think back to the heady days of last week, it’s hard to ignore that the introduction of Apple Intelligence on Monday now means the company formerly known as “behind on AI” just overtook Microsoft to bring home the world’s biggest and most trusted platform for generative AI (genAI). The reason it’s hard to ignore is because it is true. Sure, Microsoft Copilot does lots of things already and once you can actually spend cash on Surface devices that run Copilot, Microsoft will be a powerful AI platform.  But Apple will be, too. (You can understand why Microsoft w ..read more
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Adobe to adapt terms of service on genAI training after customer backlash
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Adobe will change language in the terms of use for its software, as it seeks to clarify its position on content ownership and the use of customer data to train generative AI (genAI) models.  The move comes in response to a customer backlash over an update to Adobe’s terms of use for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud software earlier this month. Some customers had interpreted the language to mean Adobe would gain access to their work for training purposes.  The updated terms include several changes, including a statemen ..read more
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Troubleshooting Windows with Reliability Monitor
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The built-in Windows Reliability Monitor remains an oft-overlooked troubleshooting gem. It’s actually a specialized part of Windows’ general-purpose Performance Monitor tool (perfmon.exe). While more limited in scope and capability, Reliability Monitor (a.k.a. ReliMon) is much, much easier to use. Reliability Monitor zeroes in on and tracks a limited set of errors and changes on Windows 10 and 11 desktops (and earlier versions going back to Windows Vista), offering immediate diagnostic information to administrators and power users trying to puzzle their way through crashes, failures, hiccups ..read more
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